Recommended Podcasts

Which podcasts does The Place Brand Observer listen to? Here our favorite podcasts which offer insights and conversations on community identity and place reputation.

You know about a podcast which you think would be of interest to place managers, economic developers or destination and city marketers? Let us know!


Place Brand Leaders

Hosted by Florian Kaefer, Switzerland

This podcast is a lively mix of Florian’s reflections as the founder and editor of TPBO, on place branding and everything to do with it, including conversations with experts on (building) community identity and place reputation, and presentations of destinations and investment locations around the world.

Latest episodes:

#6 Auckland city branding success story

#5 Place branding trends and priorities to watch in 2021

#4 What is place brand management? In conversation with Martin Boisen

#3 The climate emergency and place branding – In conversation with Malcolm Allan

#2 How to resume tourism responsibly, post-pandemic

#1 Introducing The Place Brand Observer


People, Places, Power

“People, Places, Power” (UK / US) is a new weekly podcast co-hosted by Professor Nick Cull of the University of Southern California and Simon Anholt, Founder of the Good Country Index.

Join Simon and Nick each week for their informal ‘fireside chats’, unscripted but definitely not uninformed, as they gallop through the week’s events seen through their unique perspective on soft and hard power, public diplomacy, public perceptions of places … and of course everything “Good Country”.

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AdaptInc podcast by Aleks VladimirovAdapt Inc. Places Podcast

Hosted by Aleks Vladimirov, UK

Evolving perspectives on people and place. Place marketing, place branding, place management and behavioural economics podcast.

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Reimagining the Soul of DC city podcastIkonicast

Hosted by Jeannette Hanna of Trajectory, Canada

From the frontlines of brand building for organizations and places… interviews with today’s most original thinkers and champions of change.

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Eyes on the Street

Hosted by Ryan Short of CivicBrand, USA

Eyes On The Street – conversations on community branding, public engagement, destination marketing and all things that shape the places we visit and call home.

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Pod Places

Hosted by Hosts Jeff Siegler, Jack Storey and Phil Eich, USA

A weekly conversation around the places that shape our lives and communities. We explore topics relating to how place affects people and how we can begin transforming our places in a manner that allows people to live fuller lives. Hosts Jeff Siegler, Jack Storey and Phil Eich invite on different guests to discuss how their work affects the places we live.

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ICP Podcast: Places Attract Talent

By International Community Platform, Netherlands

A podcast series making talent attraction and retention actionable and a net gain for all stakeholders involved.

Featuring Morten King-Grubert of Future Place Leadership, on the importance of talent retention and what makes a place attractive to international talent.

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DMOU: Destination Marketing Organization University

Hosted by Bill Geist, USA

DMOU features the brightest voices in the Destination Marketing field, sharing innovative case studies and evolving philosophies.

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